Svbony SA402 fluid head travel tripod review

The Svbony SA402 is a lightweight tripod ideal for video and spotting scopes

Svbony SA402 fluid head tripod
(Image: © Jamie Carter / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Svbony SA402 is an entry-level aluminum tripod with a built-in pan and tilt head that’s ideal for using for video or with a spotting scope.


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    Lightweight design

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    Spreader adds stability

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    Built-in spirit/bubble level

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    Carry case with shoulder strap


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    Can’t swap-out head

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    Max load is 6kg/13.2Ib

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    Lacks fine hand control

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The Svbony SA402 tripod is all about affordability. Its aluminum-meets-plastic construction has that writ large, but this lightweight three-legged support proves itself as a great value addition to any spotting scope or for use as a video tripod. That’s largely down to its permanent pan-and-tilt head, though that all-in-one design won’t suit everyone. Here’s how we got on with the Svbony SA402 tripod. 

Svbony SA402 tripod: key features

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.